Facility report presented by Sage Voices

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Benefit for Chelsea Schofield

Family and friends of Chelsea Schofield will celebrate her life with live music, food and fellowship from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at First Christian Church, 1699 N. State St. in Monticello.

Projects discussed at Council session

Three large construction projects that are on varying time frames dominated discussion at Monday’s Monticello City Council session.

Sage Voices report to be presented Wednesday

The Monticello School Board will hear the final presentation of the Sage Voices campaign Wednesday, July 16 at Monticello High School at 7 p.m.

“If there’s one school board meeting to go to, this is it,” Monticello superintendent Vic Zimmerman said. “This is a pretty important time in the history of the school district.”

Camp Corral returns to Monticello

It’s close to lunchtime, and the aroma of barbecue chicken wafts through air at 4-H Memorial Park, making campers’ stomach growl.

Ashley Audo sits on a picnic table outside the dining hall with 19 other 11- and 12-year-olds. She’s hungry.

Libraries keeping kids busy during summer

Area libraries have ramped up activities during the summer to help youth who have time on their hands since the school year ended. Several are taking part in the Paws to Read program, which has meant visits by animals and the making of masks.

Federal charges considered against Mansfield man

A Piatt County official said she will await federal action before determining what, if any local charges to levy against a Mansfield man arrested recently for allegedly sexually molesting some young girls.

Murder suspect apprehended in Wisconsin

Illinois State Police (ISP) confirmed today (July 4) that the nationwide manhunt to locate Terence Doddy, 36, of Rockford, who is a suspect in the murders of Tonya Bargman, 44 of Monticello, and Todd Hansmeier, 37, of Rockford, has ended. Police apprehended Doddy at approximately 11:23 a.m. on July 4, as he appeared to head in the direction of Wisconsin.

Police release more photos in rest stop murder case

Illinois State Police (ISP) investigators are working with the Rockford Police Department, U.S.

Fletcher nets Master Gardener award

On Friday, June 13 University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener volunteers across the state came to Champaign to celebrate the success of their contributions to local communities

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